Thanks Shane Koyczan.
Wow... this is such a powerful poem with intriguing visuals about the power of bullying, and what it can lead to. The ending is a great wrap up with motivation written all over it.
Thanks Shane Koyczan.
This is a great article about bullying, and partly where she thinks the problem really lies. Click the image above to read on the website.
Consumerism and corporate sponsorship happens in almost every school from k-University. I had never really thought about it's impact. Today we had a great class presentation and discussion about the pros and cons of such scenarios. There are definitely some strong benefits and evident weaknesses of such sponsorship and funding - but it seems to boil down to the root causes of most sponsorship and donations, and the individual needs and stipulations. Definitely an eye opener...
I was bullied as a child. Because of that, small things make me feel like I'm still being bullied. The effects are long lasting. I've talked about it, done counseling, etc, yet it still affects me.
What is bullying? It's more than just being rude or a jerk. It is deliberate, disrespectful and repeated behaviour targeted to an individual or group.
Bullying takes place all over the place. Online, at home, in school, at church, at work, even in the senior's home. It appears to be getting progressively worse. It unfortunately even ends up in severe depression, suicide, or fighting and related crime.
If you know of a situation where bullying is taking place, talk about it with a trusted professional. Document the "evidence". Seek proper advice. Often, the advice will be to confront the individual. Never will the advice be to be a bully back by fighting. **I am not a professional anti-bullying-advice-giver.** If you're a teacher, go to your teacher's union (like the ATA).
Bullies are often victims themselves from other circumstances, and their bullying behaviour results from their emotional imbalance. They need their own love and support, as well as the victim of the bully.
The solution is this: Stop It!
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